BATTLE OF THE BANDS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
Today’s edition of BOTB was inspired by my current favourite on American Idol.
As a former wanna-be singer, I love watching these talent contests.
This guy rocks!
(NOT ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING)
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
Eleanor Rigby is a song by the Beatles, released on the 1966 album Revolver and as a 45 rpm single. It was written by Paul McCartney, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It spent four weeks at number one on the British charts, but only reached the eleventh spot in America. The song was nominated for three Grammys and won for Best Contemporary (R&R) Vocal Performance, Male or Female (McCartney). In some reference books on classical music, Eleanor Rigby is included and considered comparable to art songs. In 2004, this song was ranked number 138 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
It’s been covered 131 times by artists such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Kansas, Vanilla Fudge, etc.
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
David Roland Cook (born December 20, 1982) is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol in 2008. His performace of Eleanor Rigby on the show was also released as a single, but it barely made a ripple, just cracking the Top 100 chart at #92.
Zoot were a pop/rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965 as Down the Line, but changed their name to Zoot in 1967. Band members included bass guitarist, Beeb Birtles, who founded the Little River Band in 1975 and guitarist singer-songwriter, Rick Springfield, who achieved international fame as a solo artist, songwriter and actor. In December 1970, Zoot released a hard rock cover of Eleanor Rigby which became their most popular single when it peaked at No. 4 in March 1971. It remained in the Top 40 for twenty weeks and reached No. 12 on the Top Records for the Year of 1971. The group disbanded that same year
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Voting remains open until midnight ET, Mar. 20th
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
Angels Bark / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series** / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands** / Tossing It Out / / Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!